Nashville Soccer Club Survives Eight-Match Road Trip to start season, with a 3W-3L-2D Record

LOS ANGELES (April 23, 2022) – Nashville Soccer Club finished its grueling eight-match road trip to start the 2022 campaign with a 3W-3L-2D record following a 1-0 defeat to LA Galaxy.

We’re Coming Home: Nashville SC will finally open its home season next Sunday May 1 when they inaugurate GEODIS Park, the largest soccer specific stadium in the United States and Canada. Nashville currently holds the longest active home unbeaten streak in MLS with 19 consecutive matches.

Road Mission Complete: Nashville SC finished its opening road stretch with 11 points, the most of any team acquired on the road in MLS to date in 2022. The club’s three road wins are the most of any team in the Western Conference and tied for the most in MLS (New York Red Bulls, 3 wins).

The Boys in Gold will take on the Philadelphia Union in a nationally televised contest on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Fans can also listen to the call via the free iHeartRADIO app by searching Nashville SC for English and on all three El Jefe stations 96.7FM, 105.3FM, and 810AM for Spanish.

Match Timeline

LA 87’: Dejan Joveljic sends the game-winner to the opposite side of the net after receiving the ball from Derrick Williams

Notes

  • Nashville SC:
  • earned seven points in its final four road matches
  • finished the evening just one point shy of the playoff line in the Western Conference
  • has earned 24 results in its last 30 regular season matches (11W-6L-13D)
  • faced LA Galaxy for the first time in MLS
  • played back-to-back matches in the state of the California for the first time in MLS
  • won more duels against LA (44-34) and had a higher duel percentage (56.4%-43.6%)
  • suffered its first MLS defeat in the month of April (2W-1L-3D)
  • did not record a goal for just the second time this season
  • Tah Brian Anunga owns a 20W-7L-22D record when appearing in a match
  • Sean Davis appeared in his 180th MLS regular season match
  • Aníbal Godoy led the team with 96.7 passing percentage
  • Dax McCarty did not travel with the team tonight due to the birth of his second child, Owen Dart McCarty
  • CJ Sapong surpassed 22,000 minutes played in the regular season in his MLS career tonight
  • Dave Romney made his first appearance against LA Galaxy since being traded in Nov. 2019
  • Joe Willis made a season high five saves tonight
  • Walker Zimmerman, in his 195th MLS regular season appearance, wore the captain’s armband for the fourth time this season, the most of any player this season

Box Score: Nashville SC (3W-3L-2D, 11 pts.) vs. LA Galaxy (5W-2L-1D, 16 pts.)
April 23, 2022 – Dignity Health Sports Complex

Final Score
NSH: 0
LA: 1

Scoring Summary
LA: Dejan Joveljic (Derrick Williams) 86’

Discipline
LA: Dejan Joveljic (caution) 87’
LA: Javier Hernandez (caution) 89’

Lineups

NSH: Joe Willis, Daniel Lovitz, Dave Romney, Jack Maher, Walker Zimmerman (C), Hany Mukhtar, Alex Muyl, Aníbal Godoy (Tah Brian Anunga 77’), Sean Davis, Randall Leal (Luke Haakenson 87’), CJ Sapong (Aké Loba 87’)

Unused Substitutes: Handwalla Bwana, Ethan Zubak, Eric Miller, Ahmed Longmire, Taylor Washington, Bryan Meredith

LA: Jonathan Bond, Julian Araujo, Derrick Williams, Sega Coulibaly, Raheem Edwards, Rayan Raveloson, Marky Delgado, Efrain Alvarez, Kevin Cabral (Dejan Joveljic 77’), Samuel Grandsir (Douglas Costa 58’), Javier Hernandez (C) (Sacha Kljestan 90’)

Unused Substitutes: Eriq Zavaleta, Kelvin Leerdam, Nick DePuy, Jonathan Klinsmann, Daniel Aguirre, Jonathan Perez

REFEREE: Allen Chapman
AR1: Cameron Blanchard

AR2: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho

4th: JC Griggs
VAR: Kevin Stott

AVAR: Rene Parra

Weather: Clear, 65 degrees

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